Pay Policy

November 12th, 2020 by James Goudie KC

An employer’s need to reduce staff costs is capable of being a legitimate aim. That May if the measures are proportionate justify what would otherwise be indirect age discrimination. In Heskett v SoS for Justice (2020) EWCA Civ 1487 the Court of Appeal held that a limit on pay increases had been justified, notwithstanding that it resulted in a significant slowing of pay progression for employees under 50 as compared with those over that age.

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